Chris Sutherland

I grew up in Santa Cruz, California. I love hiking, digging around in the dirt and playing with plants. I served in the United States Coast Guard as a Machinery Technician and a shipboard Fire Fighter from 1997 to 2001. I have a B.S. in Science from Portland State University focusing on environmental studies and geography. I have been married almost thirty years and have two sons.
I wanted to return for a third term with MAI because I love working in and for the environment. I’m thrilled to be working with the group here at Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (LCEP) and their many projects. I’m hoping to gain new experiences in wetland delineation and habitat restoration. I enjoy working with the communities, supporting volunteer events and being a good steward of this planet.